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Assemblage of a Cure for Mental Rampage PDF Book By Jamil Lulu

Assemblage of a Cure for Mental Rampage

  • Author: Jamil Lulu
  • ISBN Code: : 9390746922
  • Publisher : Exceller Books
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 193 Readers
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'Assemblage of a Cure for Mental Rampage' immensely and somewhat repetitively treats matters in relation to conceptions and misconceptions about morality which isn't increasingly fashionable. I believe it is relatively easy to understand philosophically inclined work that can enable anyone live more sensibly or excusably insecurely considering matters such as God, love, honor, peace and one true life ghost event (introduction to more of such kind) are discussed more or less without bias. Although difference in our backgrounds and manner of individuals style of living, may occasion disinterest in or disconnection of reader from the write up that's provided one resulted to attempting to read such presentation nonetheless, many matters about apt life courses that aids the development of progressive character, can be found "ab intus" whether or not same issues raised, will be complied with to any degree.

Dying for a Cure PDF Book By Rebekah Beddoe

Dying for a Cure

  • Author: Rebekah Beddoe
  • ISBN Code: : 1742754716
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Page : 364 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 344 Readers
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A powerful memoir of antidepressants, misdiagnosis and madness. There was that term again, depression, being tossed around. When had I received an official diagnosis, anyway? It had just been mentioned by my GP and now staff were picking it up and running with it. Things seemed to be getting blown out of proportion. I wanted to know why I couldn't be tested for this so-called imbalance in my brain before being put on medication, but I didn't want him to think I was questioning his expertise. He was the second doctor now to recommend the treatmen. "And these are the newer sort - the ones that aren't addictive or anything?" "Not addictive. They're very safe." Shortly after the birth of her daughter Rebekah Beddoe was diagnosed with post-natal depression. Two years later she was taking six different drugs, including lithium, a tranquilliser, an antipsychotic, and antidepressants. She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; given electric-shock therapy; made numerous attempts on her life; and was alternately manic and consumed by crippling despair during which she could barely move. She had a two-year-old daughter she hardly knew and a mother and partner who were at their wits' end, unable to recognise the formerly ambitious, vibrant and highly successful woman they loved. Australians have embraced antidepressants: twelve million prescriptions are written annually, mostly by GPs. But, what do we really know of the pills' effects? The idea that they correct a chemical imbalance in our brain is by no means proven - there is much evidence that contradicts this view. It is commonly thought such drugs are not addictive; in fact - as Rebekah found to her great distress - they are hard to come off and those who do may suffer debilitating side effects. This is a powerful memoir of the nightmarish three years Rebekah endured as she was repeatedly misdiagnosed, only to realise that her medication was the cause of her mental deterioration. Rebekah calls for better information from the pharmaceutical companies about the risks associated with antidepressants and similar classes of drugs - facts, rather than marketing dressed up as medical science - and for a re-examination of the ways some psychiatrists treat their patients.

A Cure for Darkness PDF Book By Alex Riley

A Cure for Darkness

  • Author: Alex Riley
  • ISBN Code: : 1501198793
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 396 Readers
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A fascinating, “rich, and generous” (Financial Times) look at the treatment of depression by an award-winning science writer that blends popular science, narrative history, and memoir. Is depression a persistent low mood, or is it a range of symptoms? Can it be expressed through a single diagnosis, or does depression actually refer to a diversity of mental disorders? Is there, or will there ever be, a cure? In seeking the answers to these questions, Riley finds a rich history of ideas and treatments—and takes the reader on a gripping narrative journey, packed with fascinating stories like the junior doctor who discovered that some of the first antidepressants had a deadly reaction with cheese. “Interweaving memoir, case histories, and accounts of new therapies, Riley anatomizes what is still a fairly young science, and a troubled one” (The New Yorker). Reporting on the field of global mental health from its colonial past to the present day, Riley highlights a range of scalable therapies, including how a group of grandmothers stands on the frontline of a mental health revolution. Hopeful, fascinating, and profound, A Cure for Darkness is “recommended reading for anyone with even a peripheral interest in depression” (Washington Examiner).

Rhyming English couplets PDF Book By Mulki Radhakrishna Shetty

Rhyming English couplets

  • Author: Mulki Radhakrishna Shetty
  • ISBN Code: : 9788182743618
  • Publisher : Pentagon Press
  • Page : 612 pages
  • Genre : Couplets, Indic (English)
  • Reviews : 940 Readers
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Read and download full book Rhyming English couplets

OCR Psychology for A Level PDF Book By Louise Ellerby-Jones,Sandra Latham,Nigel Wooldridge

OCR Psychology for A Level

  • Author: Louise Ellerby-Jones,Sandra Latham,Nigel Wooldridge
  • ISBN Code: : 1471835022
  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 881 Readers
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OCR Publishing Partner Helps your students build their knowledge of the core studies and applied topics for OCR Psychology with a clear, organised approach; activities, practice questions and extension suggestions develop the skills required at A Level - Supports you and your students through the new OCR A Level specification, with an author team experienced in teaching and examining OCR Psychology - Helps students easily navigate the core studies and associated themes and perspectives with an organised, accessible approach - Develops knowledge and understanding of all the Applied Psychology topics, with background, key studies and applications - Develops the critical thinking, mathematical and problem-solving skills required for the study of Psychology through a wealth of targeted activities - Strengthens students' learning and progression with practice questions and extension activities

The Mentally Ill in America - A History of Their Care and Treatment from Colonial Times PDF Book By Albert Deutsch

The Mentally Ill in America - A History of Their Care and Treatment from Colonial Times

  • Author: Albert Deutsch
  • ISBN Code: : 1447495268
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Page : 574 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 554 Readers
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Mr. Deutsch’s book, the preparation of which has been made possible by the American Foundation for Mental Hygiene, might be described in a very few words by saying that it traces the evolution of a cultural pattern as represented by the way in which people through the years have thought and felt about the so-called insane. It is an exceedingly illuminating presentation and because of the dramatic material with which it deals, it may well prove to be a spearhead for the penetration of important social facts and the understanding of social processes which, presented with less appealing or less startling illustration, might fail to attract attention.

Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation PDF Book By Nelia Hyndman-Rizk

Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation

  • Author: Nelia Hyndman-Rizk
  • ISBN Code: : 1443839574
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 230 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 655 Readers
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This edited collection brings together a series of ethnographically grounded studies on sacred and secular pilgrimage in the age of globalisation from around the world. Pilgrimage is explored as a distinctive form of mobility in late modernity, which emphasises inner transformation. Thus, the studies in this volume show how pilgrimage unifies physical and metaphysical mobility into a holistic project of self-realisation through motion.

Dictionary of Plant Lore PDF Book By D.C. Watts

Dictionary of Plant Lore

  • Author: D.C. Watts
  • ISBN Code: : 9780080546025
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 488 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 735 Readers
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Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. For example, Beauty-Berry is the name given to the American shrub that belongs to the genus Callicarpa. Callicarpa is Greek for beautiful fruit. Still other names come from literary sources providing rich detail of the transmission of words through the ages. Conceived as part of the author's wider interest in plant and tree lore and ethnobotanical studies, this fully revised edition of Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origins contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. Wild and cultivated plants alike are identified by the botanical name. Further detail provides a brief account of the meaning of the name and detailed commentary on common usage. * Includes color images * Inclusive of all Latin terms with vernacular derivatives * The most comprehensive guide for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, and historians

The Philosophizing Muse PDF Book By David Konstan,Myrto Garani

The Philosophizing Muse

  • Author: David Konstan,Myrto Garani
  • ISBN Code: : 1443869856
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 382 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 170 Readers
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PIERIDES III, Editors: Myrto Garani and David Konstan Despite the Romans' reputation for being disdainful of abstract speculation, Latin poetry from its very beginning was deeply permeated by Greek philosophy. Philosophical elements and commonplaces have been identified and appreciated in a wide range of writers, but the extent of the Greek philosophical influence, and in particular the impact of Pythagorean, Empedoclean, Epicurean and Stoic doctrines, on Latin verse has never been fully in...

Bedlam PDF Book By Catharine Arnold

Bedlam

  • Author: Catharine Arnold
  • ISBN Code: : 1847374875
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 536 Readers
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'Bedlam!' The very name conjures up graphic images of naked patients chained among filthy straw, or parading untended wards deluded that they are Napoleon or Jesus Christ. We owe this image of madness to William Hogarth, who, in plate eight of his 1735 Rake's Progress series, depicts the anti-hero in Bedlam, the latest addition to a freak show providing entertainment for Londoners between trips to the Tower Zoo, puppet shows and public executions. That this is still the most powerful image of Bedlam, over two centuries later, says much about our attitude to mental illness, although the Bedlam of the popular imagination is long gone. The hospital was relocated to the suburbs of Kent in 1930, and Sydney Smirke's impressive Victorian building in Southwark took on a new role as the Imperial War Museum. Following the historical narrative structure of her acclaimed Necropolis, BEDLAMwill examine the capital's treatment of the insane over the centuries, from the founding of Bethlehem Hospital in 1247 through the heyday of the great Victorian asylums to the more enlightened attitudes that prevail today.

Selfhood and the Soul PDF Book By Richard Seaford,John Wilkins,Matthew Wright

Selfhood and the Soul

  • Author: Richard Seaford,John Wilkins,Matthew Wright
  • ISBN Code: : 0191083038
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 763 Readers
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Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of new and original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project - the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense - and, as in the work of the honorand himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinary boundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live. The international line-up of contributors includes many established figures in the disciplines of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and ancient medicine, as well as several younger scholars. All have been inspired by Christopher Gill's contributions to scholarly research in these fields and their collective work aspires to honour through imitation his remarkable combination of range with focus.

Trepanation PDF Book By Robert Arnott,Stanley Finger,Chris Smith

Trepanation

  • Author: Robert Arnott,Stanley Finger,Chris Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1482287277
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 418 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 532 Readers
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This volume will look at the history of trepanation, the identification of skulls, the tools used to make the cranial openings, and theories as to why trepanation might have been performed many thousands of years ago.

Persius PDF Book By Shadi Bartsch

Persius

  • Author: Shadi Bartsch
  • ISBN Code: : 022624198X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 332 Readers
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The Roman poet and satirist Persius (34–62 CE) was unique among his peers for lampooning literary and social conventions from a distinctly Stoic point of view. A curious amalgam of mocking wit and philosophy, his Satires are rife with violent metaphors and unpleasant imagery and show little concern for the reader’s enjoyment or understanding. In Persius, Shadi Bartsch explores this Stoic framework and argues that Persius sets his own bizarre metaphors of food, digestion, and sexuality against more appealing imagery to show that the latter—and the poetry containing it—harms rather than helps its audience. Ultimately, he encourages us to abandon metaphor altogether in favor of the non-emotive abstract truths of Stoic philosophy, to live in a world where neither alluring poetry, nor rich food, nor sexual charm play a role in philosophical teaching.

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics PDF Book By Benjamin Fraser

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics

  • Author: Benjamin Fraser
  • ISBN Code: : 148751512X
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 815 Readers
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Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. Benjamin Fraser’s cutting edge research and analysis signals a second-wave in disability studies that prioritizes cognition. Fraser expands upon previous research into physical disability representations and focuses on those disabilities that tend to be least visible in society (autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia). Moving beyond established literary approaches analyzing prose representations of disability, the book explores how iconic and indexical modes of signification operate in visual texts. Taking on cognitive disability representations in a range of visual media (painting, cinema, and graphic novels), Fraser showcases the value of returning to impairment discourse. Cognitive Disability Aesthetics successfully reconfigures disability studies in the humanities and exposes the chasm that exists between Anglophone disability studies and disability studies in the Hispanic world.

Malice Domestic: Mystery Most Diabolical PDF Book By Michael Bracken,Barb Goffman ,Adam Meyer,Susan Breen ,Tim Maleeny,Victoria Hamilton ,C.J. Verburg

Malice Domestic: Mystery Most Diabolical

  • Author: Michael Bracken,Barb Goffman ,Adam Meyer,Susan Breen ,Tim Maleeny,Victoria Hamilton ,C.J. Verburg
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 272 Readers
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The Malice Domestic anthology series returns with a new take on mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition—original tales with a devilish bent! Included are: Rita Owen · Introduction Leah Bailey · A Killer in the Family Paula Gail Benson · Reputation or Soul M. A. Blum · Little White Lies Michael Bracken · Locked Mesa Susan Breen · The Demon Valentine Marco Carocari · All in the Planning Mary Dutta · Devil’s Advocate Christine Eskilson · The Reunion Nancy Gardner · Death’s Door Barb Goffman · Go Big or Go Home Alexia Gordon · Happy Birthday B. J. Graf · Servant of the Place of Truth Maurissa Guibord · Into the Devil’s Den Victoria Hamilton · Reunion with the Devil Kerry Hammond · Strangers at a Table Peter W. J. Hayes · The Ice House Smita Harish Jain · Keeping Up with the Jainses Cynthia Kuhn · There Comes a Time Margaret Lucke · The Devil’s-Work Ball Sharon Lynn · The Professor’s Lesson Tim Maleeny · A Cure For Madness Lisa Q. Mathews · Fly Me to the Morgue Adam Meyer · Crime Rate Alan Orloff · There Once Was a Man Named Larue Keenan Powell · Miss Millie Munz Graham Powell · A Rough Idea Lori Robbins · Accidents Happen Cynthia Sabelhaus · Exegesis Nancy Cole Silverman · The Case of the Sourdough Starter Shawn Reilly Simmons · The Devil’s in the Details C. J. Verburg · A Terrible Tragedy Andrea Wells · Taking Umbrage

The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell PDF Book By Rebecca Herissone

The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell

  • Author: Rebecca Herissone
  • ISBN Code: : 1317043278
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 438 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 353 Readers
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of current research into Purcell and the environment of Restoration music, with contributions from leading experts in the field. Seen from the perspective of modern, interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship, the companion allows the reader to develop a rounded view of the environment in which Purcell lived, the people with whom he worked, the social conditions that influenced his activities, and the ways in which the modern perception of him has been affected by reception of his music after his death. In this sense the contributions do not privilege the individual over the environment: rather, they use the modern reader's familiarity with Purcell's music as a gateway into the broader Restoration world. Topics include a reassessment of our understanding of Purcell's sources and the transmission of his music; new ways of approaching the study of his creative methods; performance practice; the multi-faceted theatre environment in which his work was focused in the last five years of his life; the importance of the political and social contexts of late seventeenth-century England; and the ways in which the performance history and reception of his music have influenced modern appreciation of the composer. The book will be essential reading for anyone studying the music and culture of the seventeenth century.

Mental Illness in Popular Culture PDF Book By Sharon Packer MD

Mental Illness in Popular Culture

  • Author: Sharon Packer MD
  • ISBN Code: : 1440843899
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 364 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 483 Readers
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"Being crazy" is generally a negative characterization today, yet many celebrated artists, leaders, and successful individuals have achieved greatness despite suffering from mental illness. This book explores the many different representations of mental illness that exist—and sometimes persist—in both traditional and new media across eras. • Showcases a wide variety of media representations of mental illness and enables readers choose which views they accept • Documents how the work of "classic" authors who wrote about or experienced mental illness—such as Poe or Lovecraft—remain relevant today • Spotlights examples of how popular culture such as comedies mirror changing attitudes toward mental illness and are helping pave the path to greater acceptance

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two PDF Book By Frank Gaynor,Edwin Radford,Mona A. Radford,Harry E. Wedeck

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

  • Author: Frank Gaynor,Edwin Radford,Mona A. Radford,Harry E. Wedeck
  • ISBN Code: : 1504060423
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 785 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 354 Readers
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Three authoritative yet accessible reference books covering the esoteric terms, concepts, and histories of magical practices and mystical thought. Dictionary of Mysticism offers concise definitions for more than 2,200 terms used in a number of mystical traditions and fields of study, including esoteric philosophy, occultism, psychical research, spiritualism, alchemy, astrology, and demonology. It also covers the studies of Buddhism, Brahmanism, Sufism, Lamaism, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, and Cabbalism. Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a wide-ranging and authoritative reference book that explores the origins and influences of various superstitions from a number of cultural traditions. It contains enlightening information about charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies, and customs of birth, marriage, and death. In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations. This A-to-Z reference book provides in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, and covers many notable wizards and demonographers.

The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation PDF Book By Ceri Houlbrook

The Magic of Coin-Trees from Religion to Recreation

  • Author: Ceri Houlbrook
  • ISBN Code: : 331975517X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 307 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 617 Readers
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This book traces the history of ritual landscapes in the British Isles, and the transition from religious practice to recreation, by focusing on a highly understudied exemplar: the coin-tree. These are trees imbued with magical properties into which coins have been ritually embedded. This is a contemporary custom which can be traced back in the literature to the 1700s, when it was practiced for folk-medical and dedicatory purposes. Today, the custom is widespread, with over 200 coin-trees distributed across the British Isles, but is more akin to the casual deposition of coins in a wishing-well: coins are deposited in the tree in exchange for wishes, good luck, or future fortune. Ceri Houlbrook contributes to the debate on the historic relationships between religion, ritual, and popular magic in British contexts from 1700 to the present.

Is there a cure for schizophrenia? PDF Book By Elisabeth Witsch

Is there a cure for schizophrenia?

  • Author: Elisabeth Witsch
  • ISBN Code: : 3638298477
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Page : 10 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 655 Readers
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Research paper from the year 2004 in the subject Psychology - Biological Psychology, grade: 8 = 2 (B), Maastricht University (Psychology Faculty), language: English, abstract: About 1 % of the world population suffers from schizophrenia. Many treatment-forms have been applied on this mental illness; drug-treatment with atypical antipsychotics being one of them. This article addresses the question if atypical antipsychotics are an effective treatment for schizophrenia. Since they take away most symptoms of schizophrenia without causing serious side-effects, they seem to be a superior treatment compared to the formerly used neuroleptics.

The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future PDF Book By Stefano Goffredo,Zvy Dubinsky

The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future

  • Author: Stefano Goffredo,Zvy Dubinsky
  • ISBN Code: : 3319313053
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 855 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 326 Readers
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This volume presents a broad panorama of the current status of research of invertebrate animals considered belonging to the phylum Cnidaria, such as hydra, jellyfish, sea anemone, and coral. In this book the Cnidarians are traced from the Earth’s primordial oceans, to their response to the warming and acidifying oceans. Due to the role of corals in the carbon and calcium cycles, various aspects of cnidarian calcification are discussed. The relation of the Cnidaria with Mankind is approached, in accordance with the Editors’ philosophy of bridging the artificial schism between science, arts and Humanities. Cnidarians' encounters with humans result in a broad spectrum of medical emergencies that are reviewed. The final section of the volume is devoted to the role of Hydra and Medusa in mythology and art.

Exciting the Industry of Mankind George Berkeley’s Philosophy of Money PDF Book By C.G. Caffentzis

Exciting the Industry of Mankind George Berkeley’s Philosophy of Money

  • Author: C.G. Caffentzis
  • ISBN Code: : 9401595224
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 446 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 110 Readers
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Exciting the Industry of Mankind is the first comprehensive book about George Berkeley's revolutionary views on money and banking. Berkeley broke the conceptual link between money and metallic substance in The Querist, a work published between 1735 and 1737 in Dublin, consisting entirely of questions. Exciting the Industry of Mankind explains what economic and social forces caused Berkeley to write The Querist in response to a major economic crisis in Ireland. Exciting the Industry of Mankind falsifies the view that Berkeley has nothing to tell us about our present and future social and economic life. For the `idealism' Berkeley found in the money form is now becoming a fact of global economic life, when `xenomoney' and `virtual money' exchanges begin to dwarf commodity transactions, and the future becomes the dominant temporal dimension of economic activity. Philosophers, historians, cultural theorists, economists and lovers of Irish history will be interested in this volume.

The Sacred and the Sinister PDF Book By David J. Collins, S. J.

The Sacred and the Sinister

  • Author: David J. Collins, S. J.
  • ISBN Code: : 0271084375
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 751 Readers
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Inspired by the work of eminent scholar Richard Kieckhefer, The Sacred and the Sinister explores the ambiguities that made (and make) medieval religion and magic so difficult to differentiate. The essays in this collection investigate how the holy and unholy were distinguished in medieval Europe, where their characteristics diverged, and the implications of that deviation. In the Middle Ages, the natural world was understood as divinely created and infused with mysterious power. This world was accessible to human knowledge and susceptible to human manipulation through three modes of engagement: religion, magic, and science. How these ways of understanding developed in light of modern notions of rationality is an important element of ongoing scholarly conversation. As Kieckhefer has emphasized, ambiguity and ambivalence characterize medieval understandings of the divine and demonic powers at work in the world. The ten chapters in this volume focus on four main aspects of this assertion: the cult of the saints, contested devotional relationships and practices, unsettled judgments between magic and religion, and inconclusive distinctions between magic and science. Freshly insightful, this study of ambiguity between magic and religion will be of special interest to scholars in the fields of medieval studies, religious studies, European history, and the history of science. In addition to the editor, the contributors to this volume are Michael D. Bailey, Kristi Woodward Bain, Maeve B. Callan, Elizabeth Casteen, Claire Fanger, Sean L. Field, Anne M. Koenig, Katelyn Mesler, and Sophie Page.

Illness and Image PDF Book By Sander L. Gilman

Illness and Image

  • Author: Sander L. Gilman
  • ISBN Code: : 1351295942
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 276 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 102 Readers
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The humanities in higher education are too often labeled as impractical and are not usually valued in today's marketplace. Yet in professional fields, such as the health sciences, interest in what the humanities can offer has increased. Advocates claim the humanities offer health care professionals greater insight into how to work with those who need their help. Illness and Image introduces undergraduates and professionals to the medical humanities, using a series of case studies, beginning with debates about male circumcision from the ancient world to the present, to the meanings of authenticity in the face transplantation arena. The case studies address the interpretation of mental illness as a disability and the "new" category of mental illness, "self-harm." Sander L. Gilman shows how medicine projects such categories' existence into the historical past to show that they are not bound in time and space and, therefore, are "real." Illness and Image provides students and researchers with models and possible questions regarding categories often assumed to be either trans-historical or objective, making it useful as a textbook.

Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery PDF Book By Hans O. Luders

Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery

  • Author: Hans O. Luders
  • ISBN Code: : 0203091701
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 1648 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 456 Readers
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Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery covers all of the latest advances in the surgical management of epilepsy. The book provides a thorough understanding of epileptogenic mechanisms in etiologically different types of epilepsy and explains neuronavigation systems. It discusses new neuroimaging techniques, new surgical strategies, and more aggressive surgic

Folk-lore of Shakespeare PDF Book By T. F. Thiselton-Dyer

Folk-lore of Shakespeare

  • Author: T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 561 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 987 Readers
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"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland PDF Book By Augustine Agwuele

The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland

  • Author: Augustine Agwuele
  • ISBN Code: : 3319301861
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 210 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 492 Readers
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This book offers an interpretation of Yoruba people’s affective responses to an adult Yoruba male with a ‘deviant’ hairstyle. The work, which views hairstyles as a form of symbolic communicative signal that encodes messages that are perceived and interpreted within a culture, provides an ontological and epistemological interpretation of Yoruba beliefs regarding dreadlocks with real-life illustrations of their treatment of an adult male with what they term irun were (insane person’s hairdo). Based on experiential observations as well as socio-cultural and linguistic analyses, the book explores the dynamism of Yoruba worldview regarding head-hair within contemporary belief systems and discusses some of the factors that assure its continuity. It concludes with a cross-cultural comparison of the perceptions of dreadlocks, especially between Nigerian Yoruba people an d African American Yoruba practitioners.

Dreams, Sleep, and Shakespeare’s Genres PDF Book By Claude Fretz

Dreams, Sleep, and Shakespeare’s Genres

  • Author: Claude Fretz
  • ISBN Code: : 3030135195
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 268 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 675 Readers
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This book explores how Shakespeare uses images of dreams and sleep to define his dramatic worlds. Surveying Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, histories, and late plays, it argues that Shakespeare systematically exploits early modern physiological, religious, and political understandings of dreams and sleep in order to reshape conventions of dramatic genre, and to experiment with dream-inspired plots. The book discusses the significance of dreams and sleep in early modern culture, and explores the dramatic opportunities that this offered to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. It also offers new insights into how Shakespeare adapted earlier literary models of dreams and sleep – including those found in classical drama, in medieval dream visions, and in native English dramatic traditions. The book appeals to academics, students, teachers, and practitioners in the fields of literature, drama, and cultural history, as well as to general readers interested in Shakespeare’s works and their cultural context.

Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy PDF Book By Marke Ahonen

Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy

  • Author: Marke Ahonen
  • ISBN Code: : 3319034316
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 265 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 651 Readers
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This book offers a comprehensive study of the views of ancient philosophers on mental disorders. Relying on the original Greek and Latin textual sources, the author describes and analyses how the ancient philosophers explained mental illness and its symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, strange fears and inappropriate moods and how they accounted for the respective roles of body and mind in such disorders. Also considered are ethical questions relating to mental illness, approaches to treatment and the position of mentally ill people in societies of the times. The volume opens with a historical overview that examines ancient medical accounts of mental illness, from Hippocrates' famous Sacred Disease to late antiquity medical authors. Separate chapters interpret in detail the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Galen and the Stoics and a final chapter summarises the views of various strains of Scepticism, the Epicurean school and the Middle and Neo-Platonists. Offering an important and useful contribution to the study of ancient philosophy, psychology and medicine. This volume sheds new light on the history of mental illness and presents a new angle on ancient philosophical psychology.

A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages PDF Book By Jonathan Hsy,Tory V. Pearman,Joshua R. Eyler

A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Jonathan Hsy,Tory V. Pearman,Joshua R. Eyler
  • ISBN Code: : 135002872X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 860 Readers
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The Middle Ages was an era of dynamic social transformation, and notions of disability in medieval culture reflected how norms and forms of embodiment interacted with gender, class, and race, among other dimensions of human difference. Ideas of disability in courtly romance, saints' lives, chronicles, sagas, secular lyrics, dramas, and pageants demonstrate the nuanced, and sometimes contradictory, relationship between cultural constructions of disability and the lived experience of impairment. An essential resource for researchers, scholars, and students of history, literature, visual art, cultural studies, and education, A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages explores themes and topics such as atypical bodies; mobility impairment; chronic pain and illness; blindness; deafness; speech; learning difficulties; and mental health.

Indigenous Medicine Among the Bedouin in the Middle East PDF Book By Aref Abu-Rabia

Indigenous Medicine Among the Bedouin in the Middle East

  • Author: Aref Abu-Rabia
  • ISBN Code: : 1782386904
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 373 Readers
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Modern medicine has penetrated Bedouin tribes in the course of rapid urbanization and education, but when serious illnesses strike, particularly in the case of incurable diseases, even educated people turn to traditional medicine for a remedy. Over the course of 30 years, the author gathered data on traditional Bedouin medicine among pastoral-nomadic, semi-nomadic, and settled tribes. Based on interviews with healers, clients, and other active participants in treatments, this book will contribute to renewed thinking about a synthesis between traditional and modern medicine — to their reciprocal enrichment.

Writing Rape, Writing Women in Early Modern England PDF Book By J. Catty

Writing Rape, Writing Women in Early Modern England

  • Author: J. Catty
  • ISBN Code: : 0230309070
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 284 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 988 Readers
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The word 'rape' today denotes sexual appropriation; yet it originally signified the theft of a woman from her father or husband by abduction or elopement. In the early modern period, its meaning is in transition between these two senses, while rapes and attempted rapes proliferate in literature. This age also sees the emergence of the woman writer, despite a sexual ideology which equates women's writing with promiscuity. Classical myths, however, associate women's story-telling with resistance to rape. This comprehensive study of rape and representation considers a wide range of texts drawn from prose fiction, poetry and drama by male and female writers, both canonical and non-canonical. Combining close attention to detail with an overview of the period, it demonstrates how the representation of gender-relations has exploited the subject of rape, and uses its understanding of this phenomenon to illuminate the issues of sexual and discursive autonomy which figure largely in women's texts of the period.

Death and the Maiden PDF Book By Brigid Burke

Death and the Maiden

  • Author: Brigid Burke
  • ISBN Code: : 1628944005
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 703 Readers
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America was certainly the big winner of World War II, being the last major country intact. Euphoria, hubris, and a naive self-confidence became hallmarks of the people. This hubris was dented a bit in the 1950s when scandals erupted around the TV quiz shows that made everyoe feel so smart, and the U-2 spy incident of 1960 that revealed Americans were being lied to by the government. The book argues that these two events began the credibility gap that engulfed the nation later in the 1960s and continues to haunt us to this day. When the War ended, the United States still had its economy, infrastructure and industry intact. Taking up where the British Empire left off, the powerful new America expanded its influence around the globe. Suddenly light years ahead of any competitor, Americans abandoned themselves to a haze of consumerism and entertainment, trusting that they were safe and could not be harmed. The contestants on the big-money quiz shows turned out to be fakes, and the respected TV executives were also revealed to be liars and cheats. Far worse was yet to come. The United States government was caught in a lie regarding the CIA’s U-2 reconnaissance planes overflying the Soviet Union. On the eve of a crucial summit meeting in 1960, the USSR knocked Gary Powers out of the sky, along with plenty of incriminating hardware and data. Moscow delayed revealing what it knew, and Washington spent ten days denying it was a spy plane, then denying that President Eisenhower was aware of it. The world was turning into a very scary place, and soon, American schoolchildren were being taught to duck under their desks if a bomb should strike. Fear began to percolate into the heart of the nation.

Literary Epiphany in the Novel, 1850–1950 PDF Book By S. Kim

Literary Epiphany in the Novel, 1850–1950

  • Author: S. Kim
  • ISBN Code: : 1137021853
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 201 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 316 Readers
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This book studies literary epiphany as a modality of character in the British and American novel. Epiphany presents a significant alternative to traditional models of linking the eye, the mind, and subject formation, an alternative that consistently attracts the language of spirituality, even in anti-supernatural texts. This book analyzes how these epiphanies become "spiritual" and how both character and narrative shape themselves like constellations around such moments. This study begins with James Joyce, 'inventor' of literary epiphany, and Martin Heidegger, who used the ancient Greek concepts behind 'epiphaneia' to re-define the concept of Being. Kim then offers readings of novels by Susan Warner, George Eliot, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, and William Faulkner, each addressing a different form of epiphany.

The Horror Plays of the English Restoration PDF Book By Anne Hermanson

The Horror Plays of the English Restoration

  • Author: Anne Hermanson
  • ISBN Code: : 1317028546
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 194 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 530 Readers
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A decade after the Restoration of Charles II, a disturbing group of tragedies, dubbed by modern critics the horror or the blood-and-torture villain tragedies, burst onto the London stage. Ten years later they were gone - absorbed into the partisan frenzy which enveloped the theatre at the height of the Exclusion Crisis. Despite burgeoning interest, until now there has been no full investigation into why these deeply unsettling plays were written when they were and why they so fascinated audiences for the period that they held the stage. The author’s contention is that the genre of horror gains its popularity at times of social dislocation. It reflects deep schisms in society, and English society was profoundly unsettled and in a (delayed) state of shock from years of social upheaval and civil conflict. Through recurrent images of monstrosity, madness, venereal disease, incest and atheism, Hermanson argues that the horror dramatists trope deep-seated and unresolved anxieties - engaging profoundly with contemporary discourse by abreacting the conspiratorial climate of suspicion and fear. Some go as far as to question unequivocally the moral and political value of monarchy, vilifying the office of kingship and pushing ideas of atheism further than in any drama produced since Seneca. This study marks the first comprehensive investigation of these macabre tragedies in which playwrights such as Nathaniel Lee, Thomas Shadwell, Elkanah Settle, Thomas Otway and the Earl of Rochester take their audience on an exploration of human iniquity, thrusting them into an examination of man’s relationship to God, power, justice and evil.

The Half-Made World PDF Book By Felix Gilman

The Half-Made World

  • Author: Felix Gilman
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429949248
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 624 Readers
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A fantastical reimagining of the American West which draws its influence from steampunk, the American western tradition, and magical realism The world is only half made. What exists has been carved out amidst a war between two rival factions: the Line, paving the world with industry and claiming its residents as slaves; and the Gun, a cult of terror and violence that cripples the population with fear. The only hope at stopping them has seemingly disappeared—the Red Republic that once battled the Gun and the Line, and almost won. Now they're just a myth, a bedtime story parents tell their children, of hope. To the west lies a vast, uncharted world, inhabited only by the legends of the immortal and powerful Hill People, who live at one with the earth and its elements. Liv Alverhyusen, a doctor of the new science of psychology, travels to the edge of the made world to a spiritually protected mental institution in order to study the minds of those broken by the Gun and the Line. In its rooms lies an old general of the Red Republic, a man whose shattered mind just may hold the secret to stopping the Gun and the Line. And either side will do anything to understand how. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

One-liners PDF Book By Mr. Santosh Kalwar

One-liners

  • Author: Mr. Santosh Kalwar
  • ISBN Code: : 1312489057
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 319 Readers
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One-liner has a character designated Mr. Zen who is the master of the Zen techniques and answers your questions face to face. There is another character designated Mr. Genius who has all materialistic possessions. However, he lacks compassion and inner spiritual uplifting. Mr. Genius discusses everyday issues with Mr. Zen. If not face-to-face, you can at least find the answers as recorded in One-liners, a short concise transcription of inspirational excerpts from his teachings. From diverse topics such as impermanence of the world, enlightenment, and inspirational nuggets of immortal wisdoms, Mr. Zen always adverts to the idea of one-liners, recognition that our original nature is our true nature. With one-liners, one can dedicate to devout teachings, spiritual uplifting, and with the thought of gaining some timeless inspirations.

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies PDF Book By Matthew Tinkcom,Amy Villarejo

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies

  • Author: Matthew Tinkcom,Amy Villarejo
  • ISBN Code: : 1134631588
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 276 Readers
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Keyframes introduces the study of popular cinema of Hollywood and beyond and responds to the transformative effect of cultural studies on film studies. The contributors rethink contemporary film culture using ideas and concerns from feminism, queer theory, 'race' studies, critiques of nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism, the cultural economies of fandom, spectator theory, and Marxism. Combining a film studies focus on the film industry, production and technology with a cultural studies analysis of consumption and audiences, Keframes demonstrates the breadth of approaches now available for understanding popular cinema. Subjects addressed include: * Studying Ripley and the 'Alien' films * Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts cinema * Judy Garland fandom on the net * Stardom and serial fantasies: Thomas Harris's 'Hannibal' * Tom Hanks and the globalization of stars * Queer Bollywood * Jackie Chan and the Black connection * '12 Monkeys', postmodernism and urban space.

Georgian London PDF Book By Lucy Inglis

Georgian London

  • Author: Lucy Inglis
  • ISBN Code: : 0670920150
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 925 Readers
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In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet - tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes and scavengers. Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the workshops of Soho and the mean streets of Cheapside. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome. This book is about the Georgians who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys and hot air balloonists meeting dog-nappers and life-models along the way. It investigates the legacies they left us in architecture and art, science and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today. 'Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew' Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund 'Jam-packed with unusual insights and facts. A great read from a talented new historian' Independent 'Pacy, superbly researched. The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes . . . There's much to treasure here' Londonist 'Inglis has a good ear for the outlandish, the farcical, the bizarre and the macabre. A wonderful popular history of Hanoverian London' London Historians In 2009 Lucy Inglis began blogging on the lesser-known aspects of London during the Eighteenth Century - including food, immigration and sex- at GeorgianLondon.com. She lives in London with her husband. Georgian London is her first book.

The Two Noble Kinsmen, Revised Edition PDF Book By William Shakespeare

The Two Noble Kinsmen, Revised Edition

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • ISBN Code: : 1472577566
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 464 Readers
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This tragi-comedy is one of the plays we know Shakespeare worked with a collaborator on -- John Fletcher -- and is based on Chaucer's Knight's Tale. This revised edition includes a new introductory essay bringing the edition up-to-date in terms of both the play's performance and critical history, and in particular with current thinking about the nature of Shakespeare's collaboration with other playwrights. As scholars have begun to discover more about this aspect of his career, interest in the play has grown. This revised edition is ideal for undergraduate study, offering on-page annotations to the play text as well as a lengthy, illustrated introduction.